Dish with rocks, flowers, and birds
- Japanese, for European market
- Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels under transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Imari type)
- Diameter: 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
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The dense Imari-style patterns on this dish embed numerous reworkings of traditional bird-and-flower motifs drawn from Asian textile and painting traditions. These frame a more conventional arrangement of bird, rock, and tree at water's edge that is Chinese inspired.